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#1 Nashy

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Posted 16 July 2006 - 01:17

It was launched at 10.50am Melbourne time today. I must say, its nice, but I'm dissapointed, it looks like a typical V series Commodore to an extent, which is what holden said they wern't doing.

When I find an actual article, I'll post it. Holden's website still hasn't launched the car.


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Posted 16 July 2006 - 02:16

Full details: all-new VE Commodore debuts
http://carpoint.nine...ew/1902538.aspx

Countdown to Commodore reaches climax
http://www.theage.co...2637865681.html

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probably SS variant of sorts...

still cant find propper shots... stupid internet, you're supposed to have all the answers!!!

looks like a chubby falcon. Id still take a BA.

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Posted 16 July 2006 - 02:30

Meh, typical unimaginative Holden crap

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Posted 16 July 2006 - 02:40

it looks shaped kinda like some later model toyotas. ugly is all i can say. but we'll see how the R8 variant will look and maybe ill change my mind. VZ R8 looks awesome, VZ anything else (in sedan this is) looks aweful. i do like monaros too but thats something completely different.

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Posted 16 July 2006 - 02:53

Full details: all-new VE Commodore debuts
http://carpoint.nine...ew/1902538.aspx

Countdown to Commodore reaches climax
http://www.theage.co...2637865681.html

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probably SS variant of sorts...

still cant find propper shots... stupid internet, you're supposed to have all the answers!!!

looks like a chubby falcon. Id still take a BA.


Agreed. The front end looks very "Falconish", the backend just looks like a VZ. I'm loving the flares over the wheels, that looks nice.

Glad I drive a BA Falcon :cool:


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They have BOSE stereo systems! That is freaking awesome!

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Posted 16 July 2006 - 03:06

They have BOSE stereo systems! That is freaking awesome!

Kevin O'Doyle: What kind of stereo do you have?
Michael Newman: I don't know, Kevin, I never checked.
Kevin O'Doyle: Well my dad's stereo is a Bose.
Michael Newman: [yell's while driving away] What? Your Dad's stereo blows? Well that's too bad!

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Posted 16 July 2006 - 08:16

The SS is disgusting. >_<

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Posted 16 July 2006 - 08:30

lotta piccys here

http://www.autoblog....d-in-australia/

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Posted 16 July 2006 - 09:11

They have BOSE stereo systems! That is freaking awesome!

No it's not :x

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Posted 17 July 2006 - 00:52

Bose make the greatest sound gear going.... And that SS is awesome.

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Posted 17 July 2006 - 01:01

I can't believe no one has noticed, this looks like a replica to the ford falcon.

Check this pic out:

http://www.home.no/w.....ylad klar.jpg

Compare it with the red version at the top, it's about the same, holden just sharpened some corners and edges, they have the worst designers ever, i don't get why they waste 4-5 yrs designing a new model when the external is still poor.

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Posted 17 July 2006 - 01:50

I can't believe no one has noticed, this looks like a replica to the ford falcon.

Check this pic out:

http://www.home.no/w.....ylad klar.jpg

Compare it with the red version at the top, it's about the same, holden just sharpened some corners and edges, they have the worst designers ever, i don't get why they waste 4-5 yrs designing a new model when the external is still poor.


yeah alright. Either, you know nothing about Australian cars. You are a ford fan, or just hate Holden. But clearly, you have no idea about designing cars.

They make cars for what the market wants.

Just me, its completely different from the Falcon, part from the low long bonnett / hood. Which, most european big cars have too!

I drive a BA Falcon, it looks nothing like the VE Commodore.

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Posted 17 July 2006 - 02:50

yeah alright. Either, you know nothing about Australian cars. You are a ford fan, or just hate Holden. But clearly, you have no idea about designing cars.

They make cars for what the market wants.

Just me, its completely different from the Falcon, part from the low long bonnett / hood. Which, most european big cars have too!

I drive a BA Falcon, it looks nothing like the VE Commodore.


No actually, i hate australian cars + korean cars, because they aren't innovative enough.

The problem with the australian auto industry is it's just the same old thing everytime, a beefy sedan, with a beefy engine, and in which many cases you can't use all that power in your engine anyways on everyday roads.

I'm sure they can do better and direct into other car categories, i use to think they don't have enough money in the earlier days, but i'm sure they've racked up a bit now to invest in other types of cars instead of buying from opel.

Edited by Winston, 17 July 2006 - 02:57.


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Posted 17 July 2006 - 07:31

Umm... hang on.

Ford Australia:

Ford Fiesta - Tiny
Ford Focus - Small
Ford Falcon - Large
Ford Fairlane - Large
Ford Fairmont - Large
Ford Escape - 4WD
Ford Territory - Sports 4WD
Ford Explorer - Luxury 4WD
Ford Flacon Ute - Sports Ute / Utility
Ford Courier 4x2 - Ute / Utility
Ford Courier 4x4 - Ute / Utility
Ford Transit - Van
Ford F Series - Large Ute / Utility / "Truck"

Holden:

Holden Barina - Tiny
Holden Viva - Tiny
Holden Astra - Small
Holden Astra Hatch - Small
Holden Astra Diesel - Small
Holden Astra Coupe - Small
Holden Astra Convertable - Small/Sports
Holden Astra Turbo - Small/Sports
Holden Astra Wagon - Small
Holden Vectra - Medium
Holden Tigra - Tiny
Holden Commodore - Large
Holden Berlina - Large
Holden Calais - Large
Holden Commodore Ute - Sports Ute / Utility
Holden Adventura - Sports AWD
Holden Crewman - Sports Ute / Utility
Holden Statesman International - Large
Holden Caprice - Large
Holden Combo - Small Van
Holden Rodeo - Ute / Utility

Lets not forget the International hit that is the Holden Monaro.

I think both companies have all of Australia's markets covered there mate. Not to mention, you can't be an Aussie, and if you are, you clearly don't love cars.

Australian's love their BIG FAST cars. Yes, we love tanks witha big engine. Maybe hard for some people to understand, but the car lovers of Australia, know what I mean, Australia is a big car country, its likra stereotype... well... not a stereotype at all really, since its fact.

Edit: Added market.

Edited by Nashy, 17 July 2006 - 07:44.


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Posted 17 July 2006 - 07:40

I was at the launch. They had this butt-ugly RED SS V Commodore, but then they had another one coloured orange and that one was fine.